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Joseph Coolidge to Martha Jefferson Randolph, [ca. 29 June 1825]

Ellen wrote from Washington; & Yesterday we took leave of our friends in that city; and, in a very comfortable private carriage, came to Baltimore: The baggage arrived safely, and we owe you many thanks for the care with wh. you addressed the trunks, to ...

Joseph Coolidge to Nicholas P. Trist, 27 Sept. 1825

I have been long silent; and perhaps even now do not choose a favourable moment to write you; for you may still be at the Springs, wh. I am glad to hear from mother have been of service to you. You know that we did not stop, as we had intended, at West-Point; and your kind letters, of course,...

Joseph Coolidge to Nicholas P. Trist, 5 Oct. 1825

I have received yours from the White Sulphur Springs; & am glad that you are better for your journey to them; indeed this is evident without your ing me so in set phrase; for the tenor of your letter is cheerful and shews improved health of body and mind. Ellen and myself often speak of , not...

Joseph Coolidge to Nicholas P. Trist, 10 Oct. 1825

a fine fellow—a clergman by name John Brazer, (now a unitarian preacher in Salem, about 15 miles from Boston,) who when I was at Cambridge was the latin tutor, is going south—perhaps, to Monticello; and has offered to take charge of any thing we may wish to send. Ellen gives him a line to...

Joseph Coolidge to Martha Jefferson Randolph, 11 Nov. 1825

I began a letter to you, dear Mother, some days since, and have carried it half written ’till this moment; and now that I had determined to finish it for tomorrow’s mail it is no where to be found: And so to put an end to my long silence, and to keep the promise voluntarily given to Ellen to...

Joseph Coolidge to Nicholas P. Trist, 19 Nov. 1825

We have to day Mary’s letter of 10th and tho. it related to our melancholy loss by the Washington, it gave Ellen, who had heard nothing for a longer period than usual, from Monticello, relief: I am sorry that Virginia is’nt well; but trust she will soon be better. That rascal Browere deserves...

Joseph Coolidge to Arthur S. Brockenbrough, 3 Oct. 1826

In compliance with the request contained in yours of Septr 9. I have presented yr. drft for $250. to Gen. Dearborn, and retain the amo.—to be paid to Mr Willard as he shall require it. Your directions respecting the mode of introducing light &c into the clock-room shall be attended to—:...

Joseph Coolidge to Nicholas P. Trist, 31 Oct. 1826

I have hastily answered Gen. Cocke’s letter; and, as he desired, direct it to yourself, as Secretary &c. We were very glad to learn, by Virginia’s last, how good little Martha has become; and that Mr was on her way: I trust Jefferson will come as far as Boston; we look for them on Friday Eveg...

Joseph Coolidge to Thomas Jefferson Randolph, 18 Dec. 1826

I have recd your letter from washington; the check enclosed will be has been appropriated as you desire;—I have notified mr Perkins that appleton’s drft will be paid on presentation.Mr Sparks, upon whom you may remember we called while you were in Boston, is on his way to washington: You know the...

Joseph Coolidge to Nicholas P. Trist, 5 Jan. 1827

Private I write to you once more on the subject of the approaching sale at Monticello, and wish this letter to be the one which directs you in the purchase of the several articles for our acct, the amount of which Jefferson will draw for, though B. Peyton, upon T. Bulfinch & Co, at 3 days...

Joseph Coolidge to Nicholas P. Trist, 8 Mar. 1827

I owe you many apologies, but my delay in writing has been unavoidable;—much occupation, and not a little perplexity, is the lot of every man in business during times like these. The last year has been one of universal embarassment; those who made fortunes 30 years ago may congratulate their rich...

Joseph Coolidge to Nicholas P. Trist, 15 Mar. 1827

Bacons Advancement of Learning 1825 Hall’s Latin Roots 1825 Gymnastic Exercises Bentham on Codefication 1817 do on Morals & Legislation 2V 1823 do on Government 1823 do on Book of Fallacies 1824 do Theorie Tir des Pienes et/des recompenses.— 2V 1818 Above you have list of books just received...

Joseph Coolidge to Nicholas P. Trist, 18 Apr. 1827

Yours of March 26. gave me great pleasure:—I mean the hearing from you gave me pleasure, for you give me rather a discouraging picture of your own health and spirits. I feel sorry that you are so completely in the Dr’s hands, for tho I think well of Dunglison, yet I think ill of too much medicine...

Joseph Coolidge to Nicholas P. Trist, 1 June 1827

At length I date from this place, dear to me from many causes:—as the scene of years of great happiness, and as arising in my mind recollections of Cambridge in England, where I passed the pleasantest hours spent abroad.We effected our removal, here, without difficulty, and are delightfully...

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